Big coniferous trees dominate this habitat, including Douglas fir and Western red cedar, Mountain hemlock, Western hemlock, Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine. In addition, a number of deciduous trees are found here, particularly in warmer spots. One of these is Big-Leaf Maple.
In addition to the trees, mosses and lichens are very common, often growing as epiphytes. Epiphytes are also common in tropical rain forests; the common denominator is the moist environment that puts minimal water stress on plants without roots.In the pictures here you can see Douglas Firs in the photo above. The photo above right shows a ground-level view of the mossy forest floor, while the two lower photos to the right illustrate the epiphytes - mosses and lichens - that make a southern temperate rainforest home (note the deciduous trees). Below is a species of Indian Paintbrush growing in a temperate rainforest in British Columbia.